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Politics in times of catastrophe (5)

It is necessary to stop just talking, and to be without pity! André Bernold lundi matin #221 (16/12/19) The comedy has gone on long enough, the insurgency is on the agenda, and the immediate removal of those responsible for the … Continue reading

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France: a general strike waiting to happen

December 6th marked the beginning of a general strike in france against proposed reforms to the national pension schemes for different categories of workers. The “reforms” are the typical State driven “neoliberal” cuts in the value of the pensions, extension … Continue reading

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Politics in times of catastrophe (3)

Everything is burning already; Let us burn together! From lundi matin #218 (25/11/2019) We received this anonymous text from Bordeaux. We liked it very much, so here it is. I dreamed chaos. I have dreamed of the embrace of possibilities … Continue reading

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Politics in times of catastrophe (2)

What was initially presented as a single post now gains form as an ongoing reflection, for the catastrophe is without limits. Of Precarity From lundi matin #218 (25/11/2019) On Friday the 8th of November, a 22-year-old student set himself on … Continue reading

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The gilets jaunes: Insurrection at the end times of capital

Walter Benjamin, in an early and originally unpublished essay, described capitalism as a religion, a purely cultic religion without dogma or theology; a religion in which things and deeds have meaning only in relation to the cult. The ends are … Continue reading

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Looking back-forward at the gilets jaunes: A taking stock

We share an unfinished debate on the yellow vests’ movement, on what is or was radical within it, and where it failed, if indeed it did so. Our caution here is dictated by the different positions in the exchange below. … Continue reading

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G.A.R.I.: Grupos de Acción Revolucionaria Internacionalista

The Grupos de Acción Revolucionaria Internacionalista/Internationalist Revolutionary Action Groups (GARI) were a series of autonomous anti-capitalist groups, largely of anarchist inspiration, which coordinated to carry out armed agitation and propaganda actions after the self-dissolution of the Iberian Liberation Movement (MIL), … Continue reading

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The gilets jaunes: A revolution of the revolution

The resonances of the gilets jaunes movement(s), as captured by Jacques Fradin. It is a reading of the insurrection that does not hold back or step away from criticising the “Left”, and beyond. The essay was already published in English … Continue reading

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The gilets jaunes: Those who walk away from capital

While the politicians and the media scrutinise the weekly accounting of the number of demonstrators with each Act of the yellow vests’ movement, closely seconded by sociologists and political scientists, the movement persists, defying all predictions. And even if it … Continue reading

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In solidarity with Gaspard Glanz

We have on numerous occasions shared video reports from the independent and politically engaged news collective, Taranis news. The courage and art that they have consistently brought to their work with radical social movements makes them one of the most … Continue reading

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